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'm going to die. >>> health care fixed. obama administration says it's worked out most of the bugs from healthcare.gov but warns more work is needed on the troubled website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its new plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have zbruchbt their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were kanld 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan. it jumped the track as it rounded the curve. they're looking into speed, possible mechanical issues and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morning trying to determine what led to that deadly train derailment. investigators are trying to determine what caused a commuter train to jump the tracks, killing four
have 48 million people who before obama care had no health insurance at all, what is the republicans' position? what is their solution to the fact that we spend so much more than any other country? their solution is to end medicare as we know it, transform it into a voucher system, give a senior citiz citizcitizen $8,000 and say good luck. make massive cuts in medicaid, and you're even seeing in states around the country now, republican governors whose states could have free medicaid for three years. doesn't cost them a nickel. for all of their low-income people, they are saying no, we don't want it. so what is very clear about this whole situation is the republicans have nothing to say. all they can do is play the anti obama care card, and hope that it fails. and they're going to lose on that. of. >> now, paralleling back to the alabama-auburn football game about never giving up, this was one game in one season. there's going to be another season and another game and the republicans are going to never stop playing it, because they have gone after the entitlement programs, the big th
to die. >>> health care fixed. obama administration says it's worked out most of the bugs from healthcare.gov but warns more work is needed on the troubled website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its new plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013.
. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectiveness. that's how the website apparently is working. it also says the site's capacity has been expanded to handle 50,000 users at once along with improved response times and decreased error rates. but the obama administration has downplayed expectations in the past week saying the man could actually outweigh capacity, and today's report indicates there is still more work to be done. the real test lies ahead when millions of uninsured americans could try to enroll by an initial december 23rd deadline. we have mike rogers of michigan. he also sits on the on us and commerce committee over the jurisdiction of health and human services. welcome to both of you and welcome to "meet t
will be looking at. >> lisa stark thank you. >> thank you. >> in other news, the obama administration says the health insurance website has vastly improved. the administration has spent two months fixing the glitches in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websit
for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectiveness. that's how the website apparently is working. it also says the site's capacity has been expanded to handle 50,000 users at once along with improved response times and decreased error rates. but the obama administration has downplayed expectations in the past week saying the man could actually outweigh capacity, and today's report indicates there is still more work to be done. the real test lies ahead when millions of uninsured americans could try to enroll by an initial december 23rd deadline. we have mike rogers of michigan. he also sits on the on us and commerce committee over the jurisdiction of health and human services. welcome to both of you and welcome to "meet the press "snoochlt. >> just your reaction to this report. dramatic progress, private sector-like velocity. the promise was for the website to b
're doing now is essentially collecting your data. if you need to purchase health insurance through obama care, that you -- all that's happening is your data's going into a bucket. whether or not that bucket ends up resulting in actual insurance on the other end of this, when you hear jay carney, the white house press secretary saying, we're going to find you. if you're trying to buy insurance, we're going to find you and try to get you that insurance, that tells you what a catastrophe this is in terms of these millions of people who have been displaced from their policies. >> mm-hmm. then you factor in that the irs is going to find you, too, with those fines. might make a few americans a little fearful today. chris stirewalt. thanks so much. have a great week. >>> the obama administration says its health care website should now work for the vast majority, there's that word again, of americans. there are still plenty of errors being reported. like peter dfound out. what did you find out? >> a lot more problems to healthcare.gov than on amazon, gretchen. all morning long healthcare.gov is
of the constitutionality of obama care. that requirement that employers provide health insurance or pay a penalty. barbara? >> thanks, melissa. lawmakers are debating a rule that could change the d.c. skyline. let's take a live look at the capitol hill area. a committee is holding a hearing on whether to relax a rule that requires buildings to be no taller than the width of the streets that they face. the national planning commission voted in favor of the law. they want the restricted lifts to generate more text dollars for the district. chuck bell joins us now. not any rain falling on the streets. >> a lot of cloud cover outside today. raindrops are few and far between and there is not much of a rain threat. if you look outside and see the clouds, i don't know where my umbrella is. don't worry about that. you may not have to find it again. a good stretch of relatively dry weather. dry, yes. pretty? not so much. unless gray is your favorite color. there it is. a very gray day today. a light onshore wind is bringing the marine layer in on top. we will be stuck with full cloud cover. 45 degrees is the curre
can't pick out the stuff you like. remember also the fundamental point of president obama's health care plan was to bring 30 million uninsured people on to the roles. nothing on that one sheet of paper you're waving around that will do it. >> do i want to say on that point the thing is you can take what works, what's popular from obama care and then you can put a different system around that. >> right. >> wait. >> the point is, guys, the point is we don't think this is working. and we should have an alternative to obama care that works. >> you should have an alternative that works and that want meets its goals. >> there's a lot of happy talk about well pre-existing conditions and pick the goodies off the shelf and leave the stuff that will make lives of people at the bottom of the ladder better. can i say two things. one getting back to the private-sector. if this was done in the private-sector people who have been fired. that's another important difference the way this is handled and the private-sector. secondly the next big test of obama care is not this website. it will get fixe
. did president obama deliver on his promise to bring the health care website back from the brink? the white house says as of today a lot of the tangled mess has been fixed, that 750,000 people visited the site by 5:30. jonathan karl looks at the whole picture right now. >> reporter: healthcare.gov may be working better but dan howard of freeport, pennsylvania has been trying to enroll for two months and is still out of luck. >> i can log on and amazingly i can log on darn quick, but whenever i finish my actual log in it says i can't go any further because i'm not verified that i'm me. >> reporter: he received a cancellation notice from his insurance company back in september. now howard is worried he's running out of time to get a new policy. >> i had a heart attack nine years ago. i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1st. >> reporter: others experience delays. the white house says it's due to a huge increase in traffic worthy of cyber monday. 375,000 visiting the website by noon today. but this time for those who can't get in right away, there is a system that allows
-- >> but it shouldn't be contraceptives, it shouldn't be gay marriage. it should be health care.gov, obama care going forward, because this is an epic fail. by the way, as soon as the website's back up and rolling, then you get into the real problems with obama care. >> can you tell me what the republican agenda is for the next year? >> we have obama care. that's what it should be. >> no, i'm talking about all for next year. nothing? nothing? >> that's their job -- >> it used to be climate change. >> greg, the problem is dana hit it on the head, because this guy is a discounter. he's not going to acknowledge any kind of failure. he can't even accept the fact the american people distrust this. she asked a great question. he dodged it and missed a great opportunity to connect with the people, to let him know he actually cares, to show some humility, that he wants to earn their trust, and say something about how he's going to do that. because just blaming it on the republicans and everyone else all the time or bad polling isn't cutting it. >> he should have done something different. or take the opportun
that improve health care overall for all of us. and if there was something in obama care, we need to know about it. >> now, kingston said it's not responsible to let this thing fall to pieces. and the right wing blog red state posted, quote, jack kingston has surrendered on obama care. has surrendered. they may kick him out the party. he surrendered because he said everyone should work toward improving health care? i mean, how cynical is this? >> it's very cynical, but that is what he's up against. jack kingston is going to be in trouble with the tea party base who wants to see this fail because they want to see this president fail. but there really is hope for so many people. i mean, that story last week in the "washington post" about kentucky. you're talking about republicans, poor republicans, getting health care, reverend al. and i think now that we have these positive stories after, let's be honest, six weeks or so of only horror stories, i think that the public opinion is going to turn and it's going to be very hard to demonize this program and take it away from people. >> but congresswom
't have an alternative? >> president obama's apology for the faulty health care website didn't help his poll numbers much, but one top adviser doesn't thing that slide will last too long. >> people trust this president. there's been numbers all over the place. but i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers will come up. >> they can monitor healthcare.gov's performance in realtime. but the political fallout will take months or years to really set in. >> peter, thank you. right now, these pictures of a massive pile-up. now we knew a wintry mix would hit the upper east coast. now it has. >>> hollywood in mourning as we learn more details about the car crash that killed "fast & furious" film star paul walker. what may have happened just moments before the vehicle he was riding in burst into flames. stay close. upgrade to the philips norelco sensotouch 3d for the most advanced shaving experience. with gyroflex 3d technology, you can get to those hard to reach places for the ultimate shave wet or dry. guaranteed. visit philips.com/upgrade now to save $30. yep. got all the cozi
death as new details and images from that deadly crash emerge. >>> and major improvement to health care.gov. what the obama administration says it's done to give visit ovrz a glitch-free experience. >> hi there, everyone. i'm meteorologist lee glancer today. temperatures in the 70s. by wednesday we could be talking about some frooed freeze warnings for the bay area. get ready for a huge drop in and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> new details continue to meerj about the fiery car crash that killed "fast and furious" actor paul walker. the sheriff department says speed was a factor in the crash. walker's publicist says he was a passenger in the car drive
gonzalez, abc news in the bronx, new york. >> the obama administration said the worst of the glitches on its health care website have been fixed. i spoke with ginger gibson, the congressional reporter for politico. >> so far, it is getting a passing grade but it will be incomplete at this point as it begins its second attempt to rollout. there haven't been real problems at this point. people are still able to login. haven't seen any big crashes or problems but it is not over yet. ,ots of people out shopping monday will probably be a big test. >> so when can we expect a mission accomplished banner? [laughter] >> i think the white house is being pretty cautious. a lot of tepid cheering from democrats today who don't want to be seen as kicking the football when they could still be down by seven points. >> the president's approval ratings are down quite a bit. he is seeing his numbers continue to fall. the rollout of this website has not been good for president obama. people are starting to question whether they trust him. republicans see that is something they can capitalize on, looking
this was to stop obama from being a good president. republicans are hypocritical. men outto throw these of office. we had the worst speaker of the house ever. they spent all this time trying to stop the health-care law which they are not going to stop. we need a jobs bill passed. we need to pass immigration and work on infrastructure. there are a lot of things that could be done. i didn't like the president we had before, but i did not hate him. i think we ever treated a president the way we treated this president. charles from the carolina bringing up house speaker john boehner -- he was pressed in that "washington post" story. paul kane of the washington post notes that the gop was most proud of putting the brake on tougher regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs, jobs, jobs. it has never been voted on. that would put a million people
mark kelly is in our newsroom. we're learning that newman apparently in good health. mark. >> reporter: frank, swedish diplomats have been able to visit him giving him medication for his heart. the obama administration is now urging for newman's release citing his advanced age and health conditions. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. pyongyang said newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war killing civilians, working with anticommunist guerrillas and planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. the video shows newman signing the four-page statement he read on camera dated november 9 and sealing it with his thumbprint in red ink. what was to him next isn't clear. after being held since late october, taken off a plane just as his tour group was leaving, the white house is now weighing in. a spok
it fixed. >> this weekend was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work. the department of health and human services announced a main online artery for americans to buy health insurance is working 90% of the time. more than 400 bugs in the system has been fixed since the launch, and as many as 800,000 users can access the system daily. >> you can never get a second chance for a first impression, and it was terrible. i think it will be an unfolding terror for the president. >> bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on octobe october 1st. >> reporter: and already users are seeing signs of improvements on healthcare.gov . shawn of virginia signed up and got health insurance for himself and his kids. >> the experience was wonderful. i love it. there were no problems. we went through everything real smooth. >> reporter: with help from the non-profit neighbors' keeper people have been able to go to healthcare.gov and get the health insurance they seek successfully. >> i was able to go all the way through and second a plan. >> reporter:
ehrlich. here is something to consider much the next time you see a headline asking, can obama recover? as the national journal points out. that exact headline showed up in 2008 during the primaries, and in 2009 during the health care fight. and in 2010 after scott brown won that victory in mike galanos. after the bp oil spill, and during the 2011 bad economic news, and during the 2012 election. even this year when the president took on syria. so the next time somebody asks you, can obama recover? i think the smart bet is, yes, he can. so to you -- >> can i point out. >> surmaking my point, sir. if in fact it is the case, betting on the failure, isn't it reckless and foolish on the part of the republican party to have one strategy, which is to hope obama fails? that's the only strategy, as best as i can tells. >> remember the shovel ready? remember obama care, demonstrated weakness around the world? >> again, this is your whole strategy. >> it's not a strategy. >> but what is your strategy? you have no strategy for getting jobs for the country, no strategy for immigration. am i wrong?
health. this weekend, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to asia, the obama administration weighed in for the first time, urging the north koreans to release newman, given his advanced age and health conditions. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> reporter: the newman family, hoping to have him home before the new year. susan saulny, abc news, washington. >> susan, thank you. >>> and back in washington tonight, the national zoo's new female panda finally has a name. the public voting online for the name bao bao, which means treasure or precious in chinese. that name getting 123,000 votes. by the way, bao bao is 100 days old today. >>> there is still much more ahead on "world news" this sunday night. the play of the weekend, and the announcer you probably didn't hear. >> 25, 30, 35, 40, 45. there goes davis! >> oh my god! >> davis is going to run -- >> the amazing touchdown, and the play by play. you have to hear how it ends, as we track down the hometown announcer. >>> later tonight, the anchorman filling in this weekend. stunning one town
a clean bill of health for obama care. deputy senior adviser from the white house joins me from the north lawn. david, thank you very much. you set a fairly low bar, this vague working for majority that want to sign on and 50,000 could be served at one time, 800,000 in a day. is that good enough? what's the next step? >> so andrea, as you know, this is going to be a process of continuous improvement. compared to where we were in early october as jeff said yesterday it is night and day to the point we can handle a certain number of concurrent users. we're monitoring to make sure the system is stable, the response times are good, the error rates are continuously going down. we've set up a queueing system for those instances where there's overwhelming volume on the system to better manage the flow. we've set up anonymous shopping right on the home page of healthcare.gov so people can look at plans in a much more comprehensive way. based on what we learn, we continue to make these improvements. so by the time we get to the end of open enrollment march 31st, as many people who want to sign up
a decrease in costs, while one-third would face significant rate increases as a result of obama care. bret. >> jim, thank you. >>> the president's par end up paying a stiff price for obama care. senior political analyst britt has some thoughts on that. >> the president's health reform plan is the stuff of jokes but the plts plit cal consequences will be felt. it's likely to prove the least of the problems. mr. obama's deceptive promise that no one would lose their doctors, hospitals or health insurance has done far greater damage. people simply do not forget such conspicuous acts of bad faith. and many congressional democrats set to face the voters next year echoed mr. obama's false promise and are thus complicit in it. millions of americans have now lost coverage, millions more will. countless others are finding out their doctors or hospitals are not included in the obama care insurance offerings. now, in time obama care will undoubtedly produce some winners, especially those who were previously uninsured or who lost coverage but are able to find new policies at a subsidized price. the pr
american shoppers, it's cyber monday. a great day to buy online health insurance. the obama administration says it's now hit its 90% goal which was its title -- 90% of its goal. i'm no math whiz but 7 million by march, that's a lot getting a error messages. they can handle 50,000 simultaneously and 800,000 visits a day. preliminary reports say 100,000 people signed up in november, nearly four times october's numbers but the official numbers are tba. chris cal in relaying data is still not working well. some americans think they are enrolled but their new insurance company says they have no idea. if the december 23rd deadline is right around the corner, which means happy holidays to you and yours and peter alexander is with us from the white house where the christmas tree arrived on friday. we can see behind you marking world aids day today. peter, is the website fixed? >> reporter: is the website fixed? it's a good question. we can say the president believes in the words of jay carney it is significantly improved. they just wrapped up the white house briefing a matter of moments ago. they
down a line that 26,000 people use each day. obama administration said the health website has been fixed and can handle 50,000 visitors at once. the white house said the site is working more than 90% of the time. antigovernment protests in thailand, ukraine and egypt are violent and all three countries they used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds. owning an original picassi for $100 and the painting master will be here to tell us about the opportunity and more on the mission to mars and becoming the third country to land on the lunar surface. >>> i'm mark morgan and what may be bad news for the afc peyton manning has another offensive weapon and details ahead in sports. >>> i'm nicole mitchell and we could have the coldest air in over a decade, i'll have the chilling national forecast. >>> that is going to do it for this hour of al jazeera america. i'm morgan and stephanie sy is back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. an america tonight special report. as states try to save money, are prisoners paying the price? >> what are you talking about, he's dead. >> an exclusive inv
they could have 6 to 8 million people enrolled for health care. >> as president obama told abc's barbara walters his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you are down, you have nowhere to go but up. >> the next deadline at the white house is december 23rd. that's the date when people must be enrolled if they want coverage by the first of next year. one top aide told me, our fingers are crossed. john and diana? >> jeff, thank you for that. >>> another washington-based on-line frenzy has been resolved. this one involving picking a new name for the panda cub born in august at the smithsonian zoo. 100,000 on-line voters around the world chose bao-bao which means precious or treasure. >> so cute. >> totally cute. >> the panda cub won't have to brave the elements for sometime but for the rest of you here's a look at the weather. wintry mix of rain and snow will stretch from the pacific norse to the great lakes. other than showers in the carolinas mostly dry everywhere else. >> 30s and 40s in the north, 50s and 60s in me mid section. 60s and 70s across the south. >>> first it w
, president obama signed into law the much-debated health care reform legislation. the intent of the law is to slow the growth of medicare expenses, but none of the end-of-life issues raised in our story are addressed in the new law. in fact, the new legislation actually reduces medicare payments for hospice programs which studies have shown are very cost-efficient. our next story involves a widely used family of chemicals known as phthalates, which may be affecting our health and are found in everyday items like shower curtains, shampoos, perfumes, and even children's toys. in fact, our exposure to phthalates is so ubiquitous, we all have traces of the chemical in our bodies. even though phthalates have been used since the 1920s, a recent group of studies has shown that the chemical disrupts hormone activity and may be causing a slow and steady demasculinizing of men. and in 2009, congress followed europe's lead and banned certain phthalates for use in children's toys. congress came under pressure to act because of a study by dr. shanna swan, an epidemiologist at the university of roche
for president obama and despite the hiccups, he can recover. listen. >> it's not just health care. you know, the shutdown affected everybody in conference. let's go to health care working better, a lot of people signing up, economy continuing to strengthen, hopefully no washington shutdowns. i think people's confidence will recover. jon: a recent poll shows the president may have a tough road ahead. only 47% of americans a prove of his job performance. 55% disapprove. in the same poll, a full 50% of americans say president obama knowingly lied when he said if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. joining us for more analysis, bret baier, the anchor for "special report." interesting there in that sound byte from david. he kept referring back to the government shutdown, clearly the administration wants people to remember that. talk about that and not talk about the obamacare problem. >> yeah, jon. good afternoon. i think you'right. i think david was doing his best to put the best foot forward. the administration is touting this 90% solution for health care.gov as we're talking abou
set by the obama administration for necessary fixes to the health care website. sunday, reporters were briefed by phone about the progress being made. it was mid-october, when he was named to oversee changes to the site. here is some of the conversation. it is critical that the result -- that we doubled the system's capacity to now support its intended volumes. [indiscernible] simultaneous users at one time. we know that each user spends an average of 30 minutes on the site. the site will support more than 800,000 consumer visits per day. there will be times that this increased capacity will not be sufficient to happen -- handle peak demand. times, we for those will deploy a new system to serve consumers in an orderly fashion and allow consumers to request e-mail notifications when it is a better time to come back to the site. span, we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences. offering gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house as a public service of private industry. cr
or be taken by bus. the obama administration says it met its goal to have the health-care-dot- gov website working smoothly for most users. gov website working smoothly fi love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. new this morning, increasing insurgent attacks in eastern afghanistan. today, a suicide truck bombing killed four police officers near kabul. officials say the truck bomb was extremely large and destroyed a police headquarters. more than a dozen other officers were injured in the blast, four are in critical condition this morning. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. afghan insurg
on the obamacare rollout. the obama administration, the troubled health care website a vastly improved since the disastrous rollout back in october. so much so that it appears that the website may have reached its maximum capacity. now, the former head of the massachusetts health exchange. great to have you back on the show. welcome. >> thank you. nice to be here. lori: health and human services is saying that they are running 90% of the time. does that mean anyone can log on and expect to sign up in a reasonable time? >> well, apparently not. it would be nice to have it running close to 100 percent. >> describe the kern vulnerabilities. >> they have done a heroic effort over the last five or six weeks in marshalling resources to try to improve what was clearly not functioning very well at all. really not functioning. but you would like to get those -- the consumer experience will depend upon all of the links in the process working. working close to 100 percent. that is really what you would like to see. and you know, that is just the basics, frankly. the really interesting stuff is down the
at 6:00. >> a new speedbump on the road to health care reform. just two days after the obama administration said it had fixed some 400 bugs on the healthcare.gov website, users are running into a different delay. sign. that is a positive scott thuman is in the newsroom. you could call it cyber monday, though with some issues. the website did not crash necessarily, but it would not necessarily let you instantly enroll either. the white house says it is because it had 300 75,000 visitors today alone even before noon. today aloneisitors even before noon. encouraging news, but it is still not able to handle quite that much. this.y are seeing we need you to wait here so we can make sure there is room for you to have a good experience, it says. it even offers to notify you when it's ready. >> we are not done, but we have passed an important milestone. >> there are also other issues on the site's backend. it is sometimes failing to deliver your info to the insurance company, meaning they are yournow they provider. >> if
. >>> two months after the disastrous launch, healthcare.gov has a new look this morning. an obama administration official says the website has new life.pthe health and human services department met this weekend's self imposed deadline removing 400 bugs from the site. the project needs to prove itself to insurance customers. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. troubleshooters from google microsoft and other companies was brought in to fix the website. two months late the white house says the website is far from perfect but at least usable. the administration says its poorly designed health care website is operating 95% of the time. that looks good compared with this fact. one full month after obama care launched healthcare.gov was only available 43% of the time. the department of health and human services says error rates meaning website freezes and failures is less than 1% now. response time is how long consumers wait to perform a simple task have declined from 8 seconds to less than 1. jeffrey, the s
. will it be a happy holidays for president obama after a very tough year? first wave of fixes for health care.gov. we wait to find out the true test. what happens when more people logon today. an update on the commuter train derailment in new york and what governor cuomo had to say. find out whether kiber monday sales will live up to the hopes and expectations of retailers and how close to reality the plans to deliver the orders with drones. forget mail box baseball. high school kids will have a new game to play if drones deliver things. good morning from washington. monday, december 2nd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown" fresh off from my sunday turkey chili. the obama administration's deadline to have a better functioning healthcare.gov for the vast majority of consumers has come and gone and the administration is claiming success. >> the hom binbottom line, healthcare.gov is night and day. >> that was a low bar. >> he effectively gave itself a pass after saying 400 bug fixes and software improvements and the site is working more than 90% of the time. the site was stable only about 43% of the time.
won't fess up. and none of this can hide the cold, hard fact, obama care is a bad product. its health plans cost more, provide less service and choice and it's a budget-buster for washington. you cabe
for obama on the domestic front. the flawed rollout of the health care law, the most important initiative of his tenure, has been a huge setback. >> i think that's a bit of an overstatement. a lost year? focusing on trying to get more people affordable health care? at the end of the day, everyone knows, we can all agree the rollout could have been, should have been better. but underneath all that is democrats and the president trying to make sure the people have health care. that is the side that we should be on, not this sort of is it right, is it wrong, should he be mad about it, should he not be mad about it? this is about making sure people can live. >> can government be nimble, can government learn from its mistakes? i would say the website is just a small symptom. government slik an offensive lineman. it can do blocking, it can create order. when you ask the government to be a wide receiver, you're asking them to do things they can't do. republicans win elections when the government asks them to do things they can't do. >> page three of the report it says here, the team is reacting
house officials insisted that they met their self-imposed deadline to fix health care knockout and they claim that it's working smoothly for the majority of users on health care knockout. but the facts suggest otherwise. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everyone. the obama administration official in charge of fixing the obamacare site. he said there is a night and day difference between the health care.gov website that launched on october 1 in the one working
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that president obama gave us. i'm here to welcome you to san francisco and thank you for being here for the home matters for health symposium. it is the right place to be because t n d c has been a powerful change and i'm glad their championinging the center between health. no one else can do that because you've got it it right here in the community. today's symposium is part of a commitment that our city is making. i wanted to let you know all the things we're going to continue the housing for everybody. last week, we you wanted up the helen rogers and my good friend reverend hall was under its a public-private partnership that's now to just conclusions in the wonderful home for more than one hundred of our cities protecting and homeless seniors. 25 of those units are set aside for the seniors. and last month we broke ground to house youth that was formerly in foster he care we were in chinatown breaking ground for homeless families and protecting residents. all of those housing developments have supported services on site to make sure our residents live healthy lives. it won't stop there. let
: michelle, thanks very much. in another important story tonight, the health care web site faced its first big test today since the obama administration said that it met its deadline to make healthcare.gov work smoothly for the vast majority of shoppers. trouble since the site's debut in october has cut into enroll. s. we learned today that 100,000 in ngnember for a total of more than 206,000 so far, but that is a million short of the enrollees projected. wyatt andrews has been checking into the web site today. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, the administration says that 375,000 people tried to shop on healthcare.gov and that was officials called that a strong sign of interest but, again, that high a number created some problems. when june miles-mays tried to sign up for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> repor
% of the time, but will consumers find that to be true. so much at stake for president obama and millions of americans seeking health insurance. and abc's jon karl has all of the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house is not quite declaring mission accomplished. they say they've finally achieved their first goal, getting the website improved to the point where most people can use it to pick out health insurance. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in october. the man in charge of the website reboot, gave his bottom line in a conference call with reporters. >> healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> reporter: independen
to be seeing that moment of president obama saying if you like your health care plan you can keep it, as you can bet, over and over and over again in all those midterm political ads. we'll see where it goes. good to see you both this morning. kirsten, katy,. >> see you later. martha: okay. bill: a stunning statement from two top lawmakers. we are not safer today than in recent years. what they said about that. also this pushback from all sides on the nuclear deal with iran. what senators might do now, democrats and republicans, to spike this deal. >> they could after that period of time enrich uranium without any consequence and without any limitations. they could seek a plutonium track without any limitations. those are real concerns. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the third was... just right! bear: hi! yeah, we love visitors. that's why we moved to a secluded house in the middle of the wilderness. just the right coverage at just the right price. coverage checker from progressi
for the obama administration. am lou dobbs. hello, everyone. severely undercutting president obama's credibility an approval rating. a new fox poll shows half of voters believe president obama knowingly lied when he repeatedly told americans that they could keep their plan under his signature health care law. as for the number of americans who have signed on for health care insurance, the initial numbers are woefully short and far below their lowered expectations. 106,000 have eolled in health care plans in the state and federal exchanges through the first month obamacare. one fifth of what the officials had projected before the launch of health care dog of and the opening of exchanges accnted for only 27,000 of successful in moments, 80,000 of them originated in state-run insurance exchanges and secretary kathleen sibelius revealed below numbers and then open herself and the administration up to ridicule consistent with what maschuses, a state of only 6.5 million residents, experienced an initial rollout of romney care. not revealing the number of people that paid for the plan and she did not
, everyone. severely undercutting president obama's credibility an approval rating. a new fox poll shows half of voters lieve president obama knowingly lied when he repeatedly told americans that they could keep their plan under his signature health ce law. as for the number of americans who have signed on for health care
the obama care website? dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain how health insurance alone could make people actually even less healthy if they're not taking care of themselves. >>> an american veteran of the korean war apologizing from inside north korea, where he's now being detained. was his confession of crimes coerced? stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. life could be hectic. as a working mom of two young boys angie's list saves me a lot of time. after reading all the reviews i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with
into the problem that obama care requires an amnesia about the american's experience with health care. here's what i think republicans need. they do need somebody that will put forward a positive alternative plan t. last time they did that it was romney care and it was this plan. now there is the opportunity. i agree with you chris the obligation. democrats are going to need to do their best to make it work. you will need a reasonable republican that can move the ball forward for pre-existing conditions. >> when you look at the calendar, looking at the politicalen da politicalen dar. -- politicalen doctor. >> we are all looking at the mid-term elections six months before. the results will be baked in the cake pretty sufficiently. if the screwup continues, democrats get hurt. if this is looking in the mirror like some republicans try to exploit, maybe it has a political punch for us today. >> don't think it doesn't work in washington. they made problems with dealing with spending in the upcoming budget talks. you know wednesday deadline, when are we going to do it? our super committee conference of
capacity, with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: the department of health and human services said system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1%. and responses have declined from 8 minutes to less than one. the obama administration had promised the fixes by this past weekend. congress is watching closely, because the success or failure of healthcare reform is expected to be a critical factor in next year's midterm elections. already the botched rollout has put enrollment rates far below white house targets. consumers now have just a few weeks to sign up for coverage to begin on january 1. to handle the surge, the technology team is scrambling to make more upgrades to the website and warns too much traffic could still overwhelm the system. tara mergener, for cbs news, washington. >> the technology team is scrambling to fix glitches in what is known as the back end of the system, meaning the part of the website that delivers consumer information to insurers. >>> federal investigators from the national transportation safety board will spend the next two days interview
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